Succulent Gifts and Gift Boxes Sure to Impress
Who among us hasn't swiped through Pinterest pages of plant-filled homes and craved that green hit in our own house? Or maybe you need a last-minute gift for a friend who has been blessed with a green thumb. Thanks to modern technology, you can order design-forward succulents right to your doorstep without having to step foot in Home Depot or your local nursery. Whether you need some green on your dining room table, bookshelf, or in that bathroom window or party favors for that bridal shower you're throwing, succulents are a no-brainer. They're generally easy to care for, are drought-tolerant, and don't require a degree in horticulture to thrive. Below, we've picked the best succulents to order online—keeping budget and commitment levels in mind.
The Variety Pack
Proof Amazon Prime isn't just for household necessities like toilet paper. This pack of mini succulents is a great way to get a wide variety of plants without having to do the guesswork yourself. Each succulent comes rooted in a 2 inch square pot and you can even choose a gift box option if you're giving these little guys away.
The Statement Plant
Looking for some wow factor? Check out this potted stunner. The Emerald Ripple cactus arrives in an 8 inch diameter indigo blue pot made from recycled plastic, ready to fill that empty sad corner in your living room. This cactus is perfect for beginner plant people, just be sure you have a spot in your place that offers enough light. What's great about Bloomscape is they offer free shipping for orders over $50 and if your plant dies within 30 days they'll replace it for free. (No judgement here.)
A Pop of Southwest
This is a no-brainer gift option for the hip plant parent in your life. The Sill's lovely, pet-safe Aloe Vera plant comes in a cool earthenware pot that gives off those Santa Fe vibes (though it's named after San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park). We particularly like The Sill because each plant comes with care instructions (keep your Aloe Vera plant healthy with bright sunlight and water every two to three weeks) and a money-back guarantee up to a year from purchase date.
Pretty Pencil Cactus
If you're looking for a statement making plant, this pencil cactus, rooted in a cool blue ceramic pot holds a 6 inch succulent, is it. What we love about pencil cacti is that they actually thrive if you just...leave them alone. Meaning this is a great gift for someone who claims that can't keep plants alive. Word of warning: pencil cacti should not be accessible to children or pets because its sap is toxic. Urban Stems also has a great customer service policy: If you're not happy with your plant for any reason, you can get a full refund or replacement.
Living Wall Planter
If you love the idea of a wall garden but have zero idea on how to put it together no matter how many YouTube videos you watch, this is the delivery option for you. You'll receive 20 small succulent cuttings, moss, a reclaimed wooden frame, and soil. Instructions for potting are included with your kit, and the succulents should be rooted in about two to three months. When you're done you'll have the kind of living wall that will make everyone think you watch entirely too much HGTV.
That Table-Making Terrarium
Create a miniature backyard of your dreams — complete with miniature adirondack chairs — in this terrarium kit. The variety of succulents fit inside the 7.5 inch tall x 3.5 inch wide glass cylinder. Gravel, soil, sand, and stones are also included, along with instructions for assembly and care. If you're shipping to a cold area, Simply Succulents will include a heat back for an extra $3.
This little Haworthia succulent is ready to be displayed — it comes already planted in a ceramic pot ready for your bookshelf. The Haworthia is a low-maintenance succulent; it's stemless and slow-growing and it can go weeks without water. Perfect for a plant newbie or someone with a black thumb.